September 1-2 marks the return of Energy Capital & Power’s hit West African event, the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power Conference & Exhibition, with high-profile speakers lined up to advance the region’s power narrative. This year’s event will introduce a new and exciting element – live interviews with key industry players. Event organizer Energy, Capital & Power is excited to announce Rogers Beall, Fortesa CEO and Executive Chairperson, as the first confirmed live interviewee for this year’s event.
Beall has over forty years’ experience in the service and upstream oil sectors, founding Fortesa in 1997 and subsequently leading it to international industry prominence with projects from the Caspian to South America to West Africa- a fully integrated vertical exploration and production, drilling and pipeline operator under the trading name Africa Fortesa Corp. In Senegal, Fortesa leads ambitious works in the gas-to-power sector, as well as making moves into production and further exploration works, having hit light oil in the Gadiaga field in 2012. Its national branch embeds itself fully within the national scene with Dakar headquarters and 125 full-time local employees.
Currently, Fortesa holds two onshore licenses in the country: one exploration permit in line with the recently discovered Sangomar reserves and one long-term exploitation license for Gadiaga’s mature yet still productive oil reserves. Both plots are deep water deposits dislocated onshore from volcanic activity- such reserves typically being thicker with better capture and thus holding greater potential for world-class discoveries to be found. Consequently, Fortesa is seeking fresh investment from new shareholders to back expansion eastwards onto the Thiombane Dome with one trillion cubic feet or more in potential gas reserves. Owning its own drilling rigs and onshore pipelines in the country, Fortesa is uniquely positioned to exploit these possible findings and in doing so further cement its privileged keystone role in the nation’s oil and gas industry.
Join us for a live on-stage interview with oil veteran Rogers Beall, Founder and Executive Chairperson of Africa Fortesa Corporation. Africa Fortesa Corporation leads in onshore natural gas production and remains vital to the country’s gas-to-power ambitions. Rogers Beall shares with us his story, his vision for Senegal’s hydrocarbons sector, and his perspectives on the current investment climate in West Africa. Delegate registration and other company packages are now available via the conference portal online. Other confirmed speakers include H.E Sophie Gladima, Senegal’s Minister of Petroleum and Energies, H.E Abdessalam Ould Mohamed Salah, Mauritania’s Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energies, H.E Fafa J. Sanyang, The Gambia’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, H.E Orlando Viegas, Guinea-Bissau’s Minister of Natural Resources and Energies, and Hon. Tom Alweendo, Nambia’s Minister of Mines and Energy.